Explore the pristine natural beauty and ecological wonders of the Sian Ka'an Reserve – a 1.5 million acre protected Unesco World Heritage site, the largest protected area in the state of Quintana Roo.

Kayak through the Caapechen Lagoon and learn about the various flora, fauna, and ecosystems of the Reserve. CESiaK's friendly, knowledgable, and experienced naturalist guides will lead you to discover:

  • a multitude of tropical birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Boat-billed Heron, Frigate, Osprey, White Ibis, Tri-colored Heron
  • abundant flora and fauna unique to the Sian Ka'an habitats and eco-systems
  • "bird islands" an isolated mangrove islands which serve as a nesting ground for tropical birds
  • the beauty of the sun setting over the horizon in the land "where the sky is born" (afternoon tour)

The tour begins at the CESiaK ecological center with an introductory orientation and discussion of the objectives of the Reserve. From the rooftop of the center visitors will be able to gain a sense of the vast expanse of the Sian Ka'an Reserve, with stunning views of the ocean, reef and lagoons.

Choose either a single or double kayak and head out into the Lagoon accompanied by an experience and knowledgeable CESiaK guide.

(Basic training in included for beginning kayakers to enable guest to fully enjoy the experience).

Upon returning to the CESiaK education center, enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner prepared by the CESiaK restaurant, inspired by local cuisine.

Main 0ffice: Federal Road 307 Cancún-Tulum # 68 Tulum, Q. Roo, México info@cesiak.org
Departure: 9:30 am or 2:30 pm tour commences at CESiaK education center.
Habitat: Wetland, Mangrove, Peten
Distance: Approximately 10 kms
Duration: Approximately 10:00 am – 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fitness: Moderate (beginners welcome)


Lunch: Either included - served at CESiaK restaurant after the tour. Vegetarian option available.
Dress: Swimsuit under light cotton clothing with long sleeves, sandals or watershoes, extra set of dry clothes, sweater or jacket
Language: Spanish, English
What To Bring Along: Hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, water, insect repellant, camera, binoculars, towel, and raingear if needed
Reserve rules: Leave no trash inside the Reserve
Do not take any materials from the Reserve (shells, coral, leaves, etc.)
Do not feed any animals or fish
Price: $ 50 USD P/Pax
$ 10 USD deposit
is required P/Pax
Foto by: Jorge Machado